There are certain advantages to being London’s oldest advertising agency.
Our company may have only just launched, but you can hardly call us the new kids on the block.
Our average age is 64, for heaven’s sake. Which must make Ancient & Modern the oldest new start-up in advertising history.
And the most experienced, for that matter.
We know how to produce advertising the way it used to be made. With care, craft and (hold on to your hats) an actual creative idea at its centre.
Rather than the quick fix of so-called ‘performance marketing’, our skill lies in building long term fame for brands. Using tried and tested traditional media.
We think that’s something an increasing number of today’s clients are crying out for - if only to lend some creative substance to their social media activities.
So if you’re in the market for a well-written television or radio commercial, or a compellingly argued print or poster campaign, we’re your boys.
Or should we say, your grown-ups.
Adrian Holmes is an award-winning copywriter, ex-chief creative officer of Lowe and Partners Worldwide, and one-time President of D&AD.
John O’Driscoll is an award-winning ex-CDP art director, founding partner of Lowe Howard-Spink and former commercials director at the Paul Weiland Film Company.
Seamus O’Farrell is an ex - AMV, BBH and Leo Burnett executive director, former CMO of Prostate Cancer UK and an established global brand strategist.
Together we bring to the table 130 years’ worth of expertise working on some of the best-known brands in the UK.
Heineken. Stella Artois. BT. Unilever. HSBC. Coca-Cola. Fiat. EMI. Birds Eye. Smirnoff. Estée Lauder. Nestlé. P&G. Barclaycard. Army Officer. Canon. Kelloggs.
Think of us as the smallest big agency in town. With invoices to match.
Admittedly, we may not get to the top of the stairs as fast as our younger rivals - but we think we’ll arrive at a great advertising idea a lot quicker than they will.
Of course, after reading this ad, you may have come to the conclusion that we’re just a bunch of attention-seeking old farts.
You got us in one.